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Albert Edward Eades (1910-1992), 1932 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/3296/Maps/CCSA.AEE

Scope and Contents

Among the items given to the archive are several notebooks on levelling and field survey used by Eades both as an instructor and as a surveyor in the field, including a wartime printing of Notes on field survey, which is prefaced by an introductory message from the Director General, G. Cheetham, written in November 1943: “To members of the Ordnance Survey who are at present prisoners of war”.


  • Creation: 1932 - 1966

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The Charles Close Society Archives is available for consultation by researchers in the Map Room at Cambridge University Library. Appointments for access should be made in advance by contacting the Head of the Map Department, Anne Taylor ( Further contact details and Map Room opening hours can be found at Anyone wishing to use the collection must first acquire a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket, see Members of the Charles Close Society wishing to consult the Charles Close Society Archives will not be charged for a ticket on production of their current CCS membership card and providing that they have first contacted Anne Taylor who will support their application.

Biographical / Historical

Albert Eades joined the Ordnance Survey in 1935. He was posted on continuous revision to Beeston, Nottinghamshire in 1938, moving to Hayes, Middlesex and Hythe, Kent before going on to war service in the Royal Engineers. Most of this was spent in the Survey Training Centre R.E. after its move to Wynnstay Park, Ruabon in North Wales in January 1941. He returned to London Road, Southampton after the war, where he became a Survey Instructor. In 1955 he went as a Surveyor Grade III to Cosham, and in 1958 to the Berkshire Field Office in Reading, where he remained until his retirement in 1973 as a Surveyor Grade IV in a disestablished capacity. He was awarded the Imperial Service Medal in 1972.


1 collection : Paper

Language of Materials



Eades, Albert, 1910-1992

Finding aid date

2011-12-09 14:26:11+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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